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49ers Sign Brian Westbrook


You know how the Chiefs have a hard time stopping the run? As if they weren’t already going to have their hands full with Frank Gore when they play the San Fransisco 49ers early this season, now it appears they may be facing a particularly ugly 2 headed monster.

From the 49ers official site:

"The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have signed RB Brian Westbrook to a one-year deal.One of the most electrifying all-purpose weapons in the NFL over the last decade, Westbrook (5-10, 203) joins the 49ers after spending his first eight professional seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Drafted in the third round (91st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, Westbrook has played in 107 games (85 starts) and has registered 5,995 yards on 1,308 carries and 37 touchdowns on the ground, to go along with 426 receptions for 3,790 yards and 29 touchdowns through the air."

There is no telling if Westbrook will be the dominant player he once was but as far backup running backs go, I think the 49ers have done really well for themselves.

The Chiefs road back to respectability just got a wee bit tougher.